ASES News – September 2022

ASES News - September 2022

Presidential Message From Xavier A. Duralde, MD

ASES Strong!

Thanks to the incredible volunteerism in our society, ASES has finished another strong year with a myriad of accomplishments that have advanced the mission of our society.  In the past year, we have weathered significant turnover of our administrative staff seamlessly while continuing to support of multiple committees and initiatives.  We have consolidated our financial accounts, developed a unified investment policy, reworked our cash flow to be consistent with standardized accounting principles, and passed our audit with flying colors. 

Our DEI efforts have expanded adding support for underrepresented medical students to attend our Annual Meeting as an ongoing project.

Our Education Committee has been busy creating a series of MOC exams that will give our members the opportunity to obtain accredited scored testing for ABOS recertification.  The first ASES Fracture course was given this year and will continue as an ongoing regional project.  Along with other committees, they are working on the incorporation of VR learning into our educational activities.

Multiple ASES committees have worked to develop our SHoulder and Elbow Database (SHED). This is a regularly updated collection of videos taken from the material presented at meetings that will represent a library of information available at our membership’s fingertips.  Further development of our App will also facilitate this and provide a wealth of information and technical advice for easy access on mobile devices. This will be an incredible member benefit.

Our Travelling Fellowships have expanded and our first ASES fellows to visit Asia are currently touring Japan and Korea (China will come on board once the COVID situation stabilizes).  We are well on our way to expanding this program further to include Latin America and down the line, India.

Our Fellowship programs remain strong and popular, and we are working on updating our accreditation process as well as demonstrating the value of this training for future career success.  VR integration is happening, and we hope to be leaders in the development of this technology in shoulder and elbow education.

Our Foundation gets stronger each year and we plan a major strategic retreat next year to further focus and enhance our mission and coordinate our activities for more effective fund raising.

We have overcome hurdles and made progress on almost every front to advance shoulder and elbow education and care while adhering to our strategic plan that was so carefully devised by previous leadership.  This has only been possible by tremendous volunteer efforts of our members.  I am overwhelmed by the loyalty, dedication, and pride exhibited by ASES members that have allowed us to be so successful.  I look forward to another strong year of advancement next year under the leadership of our next president, Peter MacDonald.

Will you be with us in Atlanta next week?

We are less than a week away from the ASES 2022 Annual Meeting, and if you have not yet registered, you risk missing out on our phenomenal scientific program including abstract presentations, symposia, daily ICLs, and guest lectures as well as several networking events throughout the week!

Click Here for the Program Schedule

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates the 2022 ASES Annual Meeting, October 6 – 9th in Atlanta, GA for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Foundation

2022 National Shoulder and Elbow Week

The ASES Foundation saw incredible success across the 10 National Shoulder and Elbow Week events the week of September 19th. Over 800 ASES members, guests, patients, and industry representatives enjoyed fellowship while partaking in delicious food and drinks. Over 100 sponsorships supported the events at Art Museums, Yacht Clubs, and Medical Centers. Guest speakers and research presentations were very engaging. Thank you to all the local hosts and the ASES Foundation Ad Hoc Committee on Patient-Centered Initiatives including:


Ian R. Byram, MD, Chair

Jonas J.R. Rudzki, MD, MSc, Co-Chair

William Aibinder, MD (New York)

Chris Baker, MD (Tampa)

Leslie Fink Barnes, MD (Philadelphia)

Shariff Kamal Bishai, DO, MS (Detroit)

Vahid Entezari, MD (Cleveland)

Michael T. Freehill, MD (San Francisco)

James D. Kelly II, MD (San Francisco)

Peter B. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC (Winnipeg)

Ronald A. Navarro, MD (Los Angeles)

Brent Ponce, MD (Columbus, GA)

Edwin Spencer, MD (Knoxville)

Anthony Miniaci, MD, Ex-Officio

Please consider a donation to the ASES Foundation here:

ASES Podcast - New Episodes

In Episode # 62 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, host Dr. Rachel Frank interview Dr. Hiroyuki Sugaya about his career.

In Episode # 63 of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Podcast, guest host Dr. Ruth Delaney interviews Drs. Gilles Walch and Patrick Denard about latarjet and remplissge.

European Exchange Fellowship Program

Apply Now for the 2023 European Exchange Fellowship Program
The three to four-week European exchange fellowship will begin in the fall of 2023. Applicants must be no more than 10 years out of their fellowship as of December 31, 2022, practicing in the United States or Canada, board eligible or certified orthopaedic surgeons with a special interest and experience in shoulder and elbow research and patient care. The application deadline is November 30th, 2022.
2023 Traveling Fellows will receive the following benefits:
  1. Eligibility for an ASES Research Grant.
  2. All travel and hotel expenses will be covered and fellows will receive a small stipend after travel has been completed.
  3. After your traveling fellowship is complete, submit a testimonial to the ASES office which will be included on the ASES website as well as communicated through the monthly newsletter to members.
Please contact the ASES office at, or call (847) 698-1629 with any questions.

Apply today for the Mark Frankle Health Care Policy Award


The goal of the Mark Frankle, MD Award is to foster knowledge acquisition and leadership development in the realm of health care policy and political advocacy in order to optimize the delivery, safety, and outcomes of the highest quality of shoulder and elbow care for our patients.


Selection Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an ASES member in good standing
  • Award applications will be reviewed based upon:
    • Willingness to lead ASES in areas of access to health care in communities
    • Desire to improve ASES’ knowledge of the delivery of care
  • Two (2) awardees will be selected in March

Award Details:

  • Fellowship in AAOS Washington DC office (up to 14 days, non-consecutive optional)
  • $12,500 for fellowship expenses
  • Opportunity to present findings at the ASES Annual Meeting in October
  • Exposure to Health Policy including Capitol Hill visits, AAOS Office of Government Relations, AAOS National Orthopaedic Conference (NOLC), AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS), and Board of Councilors (BOC) Session
  • Participation with the ASES Political Advocacy Committee


  • Two (2) ASES Representatives
  • Selection of applicants will be based on a willingness to lead ASES in areas of health care policy with a focus on advocating for improved access to high-quality shoulder and elbow healthcare.
  • Applicants will also promote and advance the membership’s understanding of the importance of health care policy for our patients through presentations at the ASES Annual Meeting focusing on their efforts and accomplishments through the fellowship.

The application deadline for this award is Friday, January 13th, 2023

Mark Your Calendars

We are pleased to announce our upcoming ASES educational offerings! Complete details will follow in the new year, but in the interim, please add these important dates to your calendar:
October 6-9, 2022
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, Georgia
November 4-5, 2022
Location: OLC, Rosemont, IL 
November 10-11, 2022
Location: OLC, Rosemont, Illinois
ASES 2023 Annual Meeting
October 5-7, 2023
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona
ASES 2024 Annual Meeting
October 17-19, 2024
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas

AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Course

From evaluation and planning through surgical application and post-operative management, advance your skills and discover technical pearls to optimize success.
  • Look forward to:
  • Performing numerous procedures using cutting-edge instruments and devices
  • Covering complications, outpatient TSA, and practice management topics
  • Reuniting with peers to network and share case challenges
  • Earning CME credits
Visit for registration information.



Join us at the ASES 2021 Residents Course in November. Registration is limited!

On November 10-11, 2022, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons will be hosting the ASES 2022 Resident Course: Essentials of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) located in Rosemont, Illinois. The course, chaired by Drs. Michael J. O’Brien, Eric T. Ricchetti, and Emilie V. Cheung will offer a review of the principles of shoulder and elbow anatomy and help residents further their skills and gain mastery of surgical approaches and procedures of the shoulder and elbow. Please note that both residents and fellows are welcome to attend. Registrants must be a current resident or fellow during the 2022/2023 year.

Attendees will learn essential procedures of the shoulder and elbow through hands-on lab instruction, case discussions and podium presentations by renowned ASES faculty. The many topics and procedures covered will include:

  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Lab & Cases
  • Arthroscopic Bankart and Posterior Labrum Repair
  • Open and Arthroscopic Elbow Approaches
  • Anatomic and Reverse TSA and much more!

For more information visit the 2022 Resident Course webpage

Hotel Information

The ASES has a special hotel rate this year at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Rosemont. 

Reservations must be made by October 12th to secure the special rate of $119.

The ASES Member Experience Taskforce along with the support of the Education and Technology committees would like to introduce the new Learning Management System for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, The SHED: The SHoulder Elbow Database!
We are pleased to provide this new membership benefit to you as an ASES Member and continue to grow and develop this special learning platform with new content as it becomes available! You can now view previous meetings and webinars through The SHED at your convenience using your computer or mobile device.  
Access to The SHED is available on the ASES Members Home page, please login using your ASES Credentials. You can also CLICK HERE to go directly to the site!
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

Download the ASES Mobile App

We are extremely excited to announce that the new ASES mobile app is now available for download on Apple and Android devices! The app will provide you with another way to access ASES related content and news quickly and easily directly from your phone. Some of the current features include:

  • Access all the content that is on the ASES website including the Members Only section in a mobile friendly format
  • Pay membership dues
  • View and track all upcoming ASES events
  • Chat with other ASES members
  • Easily view all our media content including the ASES Podcast, Fellows Core Curriculum Series and Virtual Journal Club
  • Access to the Neer Circle Consensus Tool on Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
  • And much more


To download the app you can search “ASES” in either the Apple or Google Play Store.


To log into the app so that you can access all the features you will need your email and member ID number.

Please contact ASES Staff at if you have any questions.

Top Articles from the JSES Family of Journals in 2021

The JSES Family of Journals is home to four journals ranging in aims and scope with diverse and exceptional editorial boards, providing multiple publication options for your research on the upper extremity.

Check out the top articles across the 2021 issues for each journal!

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

The flagship title led by renowned Editor-in-Chief William J. Mallon, MD focuses exclusively on medical, surgical, and physical techniques for treating injury/disease of the upper extremity. Recognized as JSES, this prestigious journal has a CiteScore of 4.9 and an Impact Factor of 3.019.

Most cited article: Increasing incident of primary reverse and anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty in the United States

JSES International

This journal is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open access publication, providing an international forum for the exchange of information on new techniques, instruments, and materials led by Editor-in-Chief Pierre Mansat, MD, PhD. Types of articles include review articles, technique articles, case reports, National Arthroplasty Registry reports, validation studies of outcome instruments, and database-mining articles.

Most cited article: The modern reverse shoulder arthroplasty and an updated systematic review for each complication: part II

Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES

Led by Co-Editors-in-Chief Theodore Blaine, MD, and J. Michael Wiater, MD, this title focuses on arthroplasty of the shoulder and elbow for a wide variety of indications including arthritic and traumatic conditions. This journal is actively recruiting sports medicine manuscripts.

Most cited article: Use of machine learning to assess the predictive value of 3 commonly used clinical measures to quantify outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty

JSES Reviews, Reports & Techniques

The newest addition to the JSES Family, this journal is led by Co-Editors-in-Chief, Edward Craig MD, MPH, FAOA, and John W. Sperling, MD, MBA. An open-access publication empowering clinicians and trainees to share review articles (systematic, meta-analyses, narrative), techniques, case reports, and original articles with all members and readers without restriction.

Most read the article: Determining the accurate placement of a posterior portal in shoulder arthroscopy with the use of computerized tomography images

Advertise on the ASES Website

Space is available on the ASES Career Opportunities pages to advertise open Shoulder and Elbow positions. If you are interested you can download an application on our website.

Celebrate Ernest Amory Codman, MD and Help Support the ASES Foundation

**Now Available**

In celebration of Ernest Amory Codman’s 150th birthday (December 30th) the ASES Foundation has published a reprint of his 1934 book “The Shoulder: Rupture of the Supraspinatus Tendon and Other Lesions In or About the Sub acromial Bursa”. This classic has been, is now, and will always be a must-read for those individuals who have any interest in the field of shoulder surgery. This edition will be fully indexed and include a dedication from ASESF as well as a prologue written by William Mallon, MD. 100% of the proceeds will support the ASES Foundation and its programs.

OREF is Pleased to Announce Funding Opportunities!

Grant applications are now available for Career Development, Prospective Clinical research, and New Investigator research. For more information, please visit OREF’s grant programs page.


  • OREF Career Development Grant provides $300,000 in funding over three years to encourage investigators to commit to scientific research. Research may be basic, translational, clinical, and/or health services.
  • Prospective Clinical Grant provides $150,000 over three years to promote clinical research and funds promising prospective studies in areas of high clinical importance in orthopedic surgery.
  • New Investigator Grant (Two grants available) provides $50,000 to advance the scientific training of the next generation of orthopedic physician-scientists with seed and start-up funding for promising research projects. Residents, fellows, and orthopedic surgeons having completed formal training within the last four years may apply.

For more information, visit the OREF website.

Clinical Practice Guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Major Extremity Trauma

AAOS recently shared some news about the recently approved Clinical Practice Guideline and Appropriate Use Criteria for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Major Extremity Trauma with trade media. We wanted to be sure you had a link to the fact sheet. For more information please visit the AAOS Website.

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